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Institutions of higher education around the world have responded to the challenge of globalization by internationalizing their curricula. Incorporating elements of cross-cultural examination to a freshman Fundamentals of Public Speaking class proved to be an important first step toward globalization for this speech professor. In the class, students were placed in groups of 5 or 6, and each group selected a theme regarding study abroad and places abroad. Each group member examined an aspect of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Global Approach, Public Speaking, Fundamental Concepts, Introductory Courses, Study...
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of internationalizing a curricular component of the class on preservice teachers. By realigning course objectives and including a content specific Albany State University internationalization initiative framework, the project evaluated the impact on preservice teacher knowledge of culturally relevant pedagogy. The early childhood education candidates, eligible for degrees in Early Childhood Education, researched educational practices on an...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Global Approach,...
This study entailed understanding how urban teachers supported a population of immigrant students (from non-English speaking countries) and English Language Leaners (ELLs) as well as how teachers made sense of and carried out instruction for this group of students in an urban classroom. The author's ultimate goal as a teacher educator was to translate what he had learned from this study into principles and practices to be shared with new teachers. After several setbacks related to finding a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English Language Learners, Immigrants, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement,...
National narratives have often served to mobilize the masses for war by providing myths and distorted interpretations of the past, while conversely wars were major sources for producing national narratives. Because national history is very likely to remain a central topic in history education, albeit in ways that differ from how the topic was used fifty years ago, it is important to gain a greater understanding of the underlying structures and mechanisms of these narratives in history...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Literature Reviews, History Instruction, Textbook Research, Educational Resources,...
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The aim of this article is to analyse adolescents' views of Swedish history. A small number of adults were also included in the study. The analysis shows that, regardless of the age of the informants, Sweden is portrayed as an exception from the world through its legacy of a long peace (in spite of a war-torn distant history) and through its enjoyment of progress, democracy and prosperity. We interpret this as a result of a history culture in which schools as well as other institutions produce...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, European History, Adults, Nationalism, Cultural Influences,...
In a nationwide effort to create standardized performance criteria, there has been an emphasis on testing data as the strict measurement of teacher and student success or failure (Volante & Sonia, 2010). These testing accountability systems, developed under No Child Left Behind (2001), were based on assumptions that high-stakes assessments modeled on state standards would lead to improved academic performance and increased graduation rates. However, the authors of this commentary maintain...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Learner Engagement, High Stakes Tests, Accountability, Educational Legislation,...
Much of the concern with young people's historical knowledge centres on factual attainment or disciplinary skills. However, relatively little attention is paid to the relevance that young people attribute to history and how they use the past, and various social representations of history, to relate to the present. Research in this realm tends to emphasize the impact of collective memory narratives on individuals, rather than individuals' agency in using them. In this article, I will examine the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adolescents, Historical Interpretation, Conflict Resolution, Arabs, Jews, Reflection,...
Much academic development work that is framed by academic literacies, especially that focused on writing, is concerned with disciplinary conventions and knowledges: conceptual, practical, and procedural. This paper argues, however, that academic literacies work tends to conflate literacy practices with disciplinary knowledge structures, thus obscuring the structures from which these practices emanate. This paper demonstrates how theoretical and analytical tools for conceptualizing disciplinary...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Case Studies, Literacy, Intellectual Disciplines, Academic...
This article revisits a major paper published a decade ago by the political scientist Christopher Pollitt about the highly activist approach to the reform of public services taken in England in recent years. In education, the pace has accelerated since that paper appeared. The weaknesses of the current structures and processes resulting from this reforming zeal are enumerated. A particular focus is placed on the technocratic and market-oriented features of the current context, and their...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Change, Governance, Educational Administration, Educational Practices,...
This paper discusses feedback for developing L2 writing. It presents data from a serendipitous audio-recording of one L2 master's student's tutorial with her dissertation supervisor at a UK university, which is extracted from a 13-month linguistic ethnography. Following "academic literacies" scholars, I view the tutorial as a "literacy event" (Heath, 1982: 83), which, I argue, takes place in a "backstage" (Goffman, 1959) social learning space where student-teacher...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Discourse Analysis, Second Language Learning, Recall (Psychology), Self Concept,...
This article presents a review of extant research on student dropout in Norway, originally undertaken as part of a systematic review. The article contextualizes the foundational principle of equality as championed by the welfare state and identifies the significance of dropout in upper secondary education in Norway. The article then assesses whether dropout has been sufficiently addressed, by exploring dropout measures that have been implemented and evaluated. It is argued that although...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Secondary Education, Dropouts, Dropout Rate,...
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Danielle Annett begins this article by saying that, although the "Brown" decision was more than 60 years ago, communities remain largely segregated, prompting the latest in questionable desegregation attempts. Students are not failing within a strong and well-funded system; rather, an inequitably funded system is failing strong students. Annett argues that minoritized students have dealt time and time again with different forms of "isms" that shape and reshape who they are....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Racial Segregation, Educational Equity (Finance), Resource Allocation, Minority Group...
This research focuses on the assessment literacy, that is, the understandings of assessment terminologies and how they relate to each other, in academic staff developers in the UK, collected via questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. Academic staff developers have been trained and certified to support new higher education lecturers in learning,teaching, and assessment practices, and provide continuing professional development for more experienced staff. Results showed inconsistent and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Beliefs, Vocabulary, Semi Structured Interviews, Questionnaires,...
This paper reports on a study that invited 187 16-18-year-old students in the United States to draw diagrams showing connections between their own lives and the past. Interviews were subsequently held with 26 study participants. The degree to which students made connections between their own lives and the past, and the various ways in which they integrated personal and historical narratives, are discussed, with three examples explored in detail. The ways in which interviewed students talked...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adolescents, Adolescent Development, Adolescent Attitudes, Concept Mapping, Early...
This paper reports on a qualitative study investigating the experience and perspectives of students using English as an international language studying transdisciplinary master's degrees related to culture industries at Goldsmiths, University of London. The particular focus of this paper concerns their experiences of writing several different genres on their degree programmes, including a category of written assessment that, in keeping with the transdisciplinary project of opening up...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
In recent years, the main concern of the Chinese Ministry of Education has been the quality of education. Principals are expected to play a key role in guiding the developmental direction of their schools, in guaranteeing the implementation of curriculum reform and in facilitating school-based teacher development. The aim of the study referred to in this article was to investigate the characteristics of principals' educational leadership through a case study of two secondary schools in Beijing....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Leadership, Case Studies, Secondary...
This article presents the results of a study that analyses students' historical narratives of the nation in relation to historical consciousness and how their sense of self-identification with groups affects their narrative structure and orientation. This study was conducted with French Canadian students registered in two high schools (n = 58) and one university (n = 18) in Ottawa, the federal capital of Canada. I found that a strong sense of identification leads young people to construct more...
Topics: ERIC Archive, French Canadians, Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives, History,...
Community colleges have embraced distance education as a means to provide increased flexibility and access to their large numbers of non-traditional students. Retention rates and student achievement measures alone may not reflect all of the benefits and opportunities that online learning, blended or hybrid learning, and technology enhanced learning may afford these students. Online learning resources should be viewed as a tremendous value added benefit for community college students, not only...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Blended Learning, Online Courses, Community Colleges, College Students, Technology...
Undergraduate research for STEM students involves students who are attending college or universities pursuing a bachelor's degree, majoring in fields related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Research experience for STEM undergraduates has been viewed as a positive experience that has several benefits such as developing intellectual mentality, enhancing teamwork skills and improving preparation for graduate study. In this paper, we provide an overview of HBCU-UP...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Student Research, Black Colleges, STEM...
In New Zealand and Japan, despite health education on food, exercise, and hygiene, children's health is an important concern in preschools. This study investigated the relationship between children's health and health education in New Zealand and Japan using a qualitative interpretative descriptive design method and semi-structured interviews with preschool teachers. Major children's health issues identified by preschool teachers in New Zealand were asthma, allergies, and dental hygiene....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Preschool Children, Child Health, Health...
Higher education in Asia is becoming more prominent according to Western higher education researchers, but it is also being influenced by globalization, resulting in two types of structural inequality in higher education. Organizational justice relates to positive developments of educational organizations. It refers to the sense of fairness and equality on aspects of organization policies and regulations relating to individual interests perceived by organizations' internal members. This...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Organizational Climate, Organizational Culture,...
Research addressing the effects of cohort size on student success in asynchronous online discussions is sparse. As such, the following study attempted to determine an optimal student cohort size to enhance success and engagement within online discussions in general education courses at a large post-secondary university consisting of predominately adult learners. Experimental courses split mandatory discussions into one, two, or three cohorts to maintain a discussion size of no more than ten...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Asynchronous Communication, Success, Cohort Analysis, Grouping (Instructional...
This article is a revision of a presentation made to participants attending Faculty Symposia on Internationalizing Courses at Albany State University (ASU) in 2016. It traces the evolution of efforts and dynamics of the faculty and administration since the 1980's to infuse internationalization into the academic disciplines at the campus. The Department of English spearheaded this effort through some University System of Georgia support, federal and state grants, the Association of Colleges and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, International Education, Grants, International Studies, Black Colleges, Institutional...
This article offers guidance to teacher educators who seek to internationalize courses or curriculum in higher education. Through reflective practice (Bolton, 2010), I describe my process for internationalizing an undergraduate course for pre-service teachers enrolled in an early childhood education program. The research question that guided this process is: how can I integrate global content into an undergraduate course for teacher education in the United States? My journey through course...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Preservice...
This paper discusses how teachers explore teaching controversial issues in the Japanese language classroom to Japanese language learner (JLL) or culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students who have different cultural and political backgrounds. Assuring educational opportunities with consideration of JLLs' background is important especially in this globalized world. Students who spent several years in their home countries had missed the earlier part of the culture in the host countries,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Japanese, Second Language...
The purpose of this research, is to examine reading motivation of the primary 2, 3 and 4th grade students in the terms of gender, class and socioeconomic status. Research is structured according to model of survey in the descriptive type. In the collection, analysis and interpretation of the data "mix method". The sample consists of total of 769 students studying in the same province including class 2, 3 and 4 in three different schools. Research data is collected by scale of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Motivation, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4,...
This study examines the ways in which Korean immigrant mothers take up roles to position themselves while they engage in their children's education across a wide range of settings--academic, social, and linguistic. Data sources included interviews with four Korean mothers, home and community observations, and field notes. Positioning theory is a research approach that provides a useful analytic means for understanding positioning of Korean immigrant mothers as being parents of children with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Korean, Immigrants, Mothers, Children, Disabilities, Case Studies, Semi Structured...
This study aimed to try to understand the views and attitudes of classroom teachers concerning students with reading difficulties. Data was collected using the semi-structured interview technique, which is among the qualitative data collection techniques. The researcher prepared a semi-structured interview with 5 questions to be addressed to classroom teachers. The findings were assessed under the headings "determination of reading difficulties", "reasons for reading...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Difficulties, Teacher Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews, Coping, Helping...
This study explores the pedagogical approaches to internationalizing World Literature and English Composition courses at Albany State University, a small HBCU in Albany, Georgia. This attempt to internationalize the World Literature curriculum introduces, adds, and (re)positions strategically multimedia texts, such as "My Mother the Crazy African," "The Tale of Sinuhe," "Egyptian Love Poems," and Black Orpheus that simultaneously highlight and counter the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, World Literature, Literature Appreciation, International Education,...
This study investigated effect of student- and school-level variables on mathematics achievement of fourth- and eighth-grade students using the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 data of Turkey. The common variables addressed in student and school questionnaires were compared. Due to nested structure of the TIMSS data, hierarchical linear modeling analysis was performed. According to findings of the study, for both grade levels, of all teacher-related variables,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teacher Characteristics, Student Characteristics, Elementary...
This paper reports on the process by which the curriculum for the 16-week, one semester course, MUSC 2022, Ear Training and Sight Singing, was internationalized. Since the world is increasingly becoming a global village, I wanted students to expand their awareness of other countries, along with the music and history of those countries, through their musical skills and knowledge in this new course that I created. The purpose of internationalizing this course is that students will appreciate...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Global Approach, Music Education, Singing, Cultural Awareness, Cross Cultural...
This survey study aims to determine the gender role perceptions of high school students regarding several professions. 724 female (56.9%) and 548 male (43.1%) formed the sample of a total of 1272 high school students. The "Gender Role Perceptions regarding Various Professions Questionnaire" was used to determine the gender role perceptions of high school students based on various professions. The findings demonstrated that high school students perceived the professions of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Sex Role, High School Students, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Occupations,...
Though, Ethiopia registered an extraordinary achievement in terms of increasing student enrolment, still quality of education remains a challenge and is becoming a bottleneck. One of the problems might be the structure and nature of teacher education itself. The purpose of this study therefore was to critically examine the existing literature and policy documents and come up with effective as well as valuable modality of teacher education which will be workable in Ethiopian context. In...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Education, Educational Policy,...
This research project investigated how the development of an ePortfolio, combined with ePortfolio pedagogies, impacted the interview performance of undergraduate students as they prepared to enter the job market. Participants were students in the Health Sciences and Biosystems Engineering programs at Clemson University, enrolled in ePortfolio-developing capstone or internship classes in the 2014-2015 or 2015-2016 academic years. Participants were randomly assigned to complete mock interviews...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing,...
Several decades of ePortfolio research confirm the power of the tool for helping students make meaning of varied curricular and personal experiences. For first-time users, however, the learning curve may be steep, and the gap between institutional or instructor goals and student experiences may be wide. Some studies suggest that students themselves may address this gap by taking a direct role in the implementation of ePortfolio as planners, sources of examples for others, or as peer reviewers....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Student Role, Design,...
Students spend most hours of their day within Academic Institutions in their classrooms and/or after school and weekend activities. They are able to acquire knowledge and skills needed to be academically, socially, emotionally and physically well. All of these factors contribute to holistic growth and development. However, social and emotional intelligence are key ingredients to an individual's ability to adjust and interact with others in rapidly changing societies. Therefore, the experiences...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Leadership Styles, Emotional Intelligence, Educational Change, Leaders, Leadership...
This paper explores the alignment of student and instructor experiences when employing ePortfolio activities in a Canadian higher education context. Successful ePortfolio activities are operationalized as exhibiting alignment of expectations between students and instructors, whereas misalignment of expectations is characteristic of a poorer experience for the learners. Our research has shown that although this is typically the case, there exist instances of misalignment where the students still...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Portfolios (Background...
Although an increasing number of first-generation students are beginning tertiary education, many are not completing their degrees. In an attempt to improve retention and graduation rates, learning communities responsive to the unique needs of first-generation students are becoming more common. This paper explores the implementation of ePortfolios in first-year writing courses in one such learning community, the LEAD Scholars Program. The research, which employed thematic analysis of student...
Topics: ERIC Archive, First Generation College Students, Program Implementation, Electronic Publishing,...
About the year 2000, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Albany State University (ASU), Albany, Georgia, USA envisioned the need to have a comprehensive curriculum revision based on recommendations of the Conference Boards of The Mathematical Sciences, the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of American, and based on the need to create attractive career pathways for our students in emerging fields and professions. Many Mathematics graduates were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Education, Money Management, Finance Occupations, Curriculum Development,...
Internationalization and digitalization--how do these two higher education trends go together? Projects dealing with virtual mobility, collaborative online international learning (COIL), or virtual transnational education (TNE) have shown that the link between the international and the digital is not only a theoretical possibility but already a reality in many higher education institutions. There is a considerable amount of literature about Open and Distance Education and Massive Open Online...
Topics: ERIC Archive, International Education, Higher Education, Distance Education, Computer Simulation,...
Response to Intervention (RTI) is a tiered intervention that assists school personnel in determining eligibility for special education services. Studies support the use of RTI as an early intervention for addressing significant learning disabilities (SLD) and social emotional behaviors, as well as for students who are culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) and not making progress through general interventions. However, recommendations for implementation are not explicitly provided,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Response to Intervention, Eligibility, Special Education, Emotional Disturbances,...
The Central Communist Party (CCP) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) describes China as a unified multinational country. National policies advocate cultural diversity in the educational system with particular emphasis on the notion that diverse ethnic minorities contribute to "zhonghua minzu"--a single united Chinese nationality. Drawing upon the theoretical frameworks of musical authenticity as well as two tenets of liberalism theory, equal concern and cultural neutrality, the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Social Systems, Political Issues, Educational Policy, Student...
This phenomenological study utilizes the framework of Intersectionality to explore the perceived impact of race, gender, and other identity structures on the journey experiences of seven White and six African American women college presidents. Findings suggest that while gender is becoming more peripheral, the interlocking tensions of race and gender often shape the journey experiences of African American women, with race appearing to be a salient factor. Despite challenges resulting from these...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Whites, African Americans, College Presidents, Women Administrators, Females, Gender...
Curricular counter-narratives can affirm the experiences of marginalized youth, but, given their complexity and unfamiliarity, they can also generate discord between community members. This case study analyzes documents, observations, and interviews to explore ways an Indigenous counter-narrative can create space for multicultural education within a Montana school district. The findings demonstrate both positive and negative community responses to the focus novel, the importance of teaching...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Indigenous Knowledge, Inclusion, Case Studies, Content Analysis, Observation,...
Given the continued diversification of P-12 education, it is imperative for professional school counselors to possess multicultural counseling competency in order to effectively engage diverse students in counseling. Thus, it is relevant to examine the preparation of professional school counselors-in-training related to multicultural and social justice counseling competency. This study explores the multicultural counseling competence of five professional school counselors-in-training and offers...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Graduate Students, Counseling Services, Student Diversity, Counselor Training,...
The purpose of this study was to investigate how the school-parent relationship (volunteering, outreach, and communicating) in schools differs among the poverty level of students. One hundred eighty-nine middle school parents answered a parental involvement survey. Comparisons were made between the poverty level of students (free and reduced lunch) and the school-parent relationship. Parent respondents represented high and low poverty groups. The school-parent relationship was categorized into...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Parent School Relationship, Volunteers, Outreach Programs, Interpersonal...
This mixed method study compared how student teachers rated their ability in implementing components of content-area literacy compared to their clinical educators' perceptions of the student teachers' actual performance. The researchers collaborated with preK-12 clinical educators to develop a scaled survey to rate level of skill in four components of content literacy instruction. 112 clinical educators (CEs) and 183 student teachers (STs) representing five teacher licensure programs completed...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mentors, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Content Area Reading,...
The aim of this study is to determine pre-service social studies teachers' views about the Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT). The study was conducted within the framework of case-study which is one of the qualitative research methods. The study-group consists of 13 pre-service teachers. Two semi-structured interview forms were used to collect data. Descriptive analysis approach was utilized for the analysis of the collected data. Upon reviewing of the results, it was seen that during the interviews...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Case Studies, Qualitative...
Epistemology is the branch of philosophy that investigates human knowledge, in particular its source, nature, limitations, system, and accuracy. The most critical issues in epistemology are considered to be belief in the nature of knowledge and belief in the nature of knowing. Since epistemology involves the structuring processes of knowledge, it assumed to be associated with individual differences, which are influential in determining an individual's ability to organize their thoughts and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Epistemology, Cognitive Style, Preservice Teachers, Statistical Analysis, Foreign...
Failure can be central to faculty research; however, failure produces a vehicle for learning. Through an interdisciplinary faculty community, the authors supported each other in facing, learning from, and overcoming "failed" aspects of research projects. This article reports obstacles encountered in conducting Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research and the role of a faculty learning community in overcoming these challenges. Research pitfalls included lack of student...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, Failure, College Faculty, Action Research,...
There is limited research that investigates parent perspectives with respect to their early elementary school children's home language use. The findings reported in this article are part of a dissertation study on parent perceptions of bilingualism conducted in Northern California. To fill the gap in research, this study investigates how first generation Latino parents create an additive bilingual (English and Spanish) environment in the home. The findings include home language maintenance...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Hispanic Americans, Elementary School Students, Language Usage, Family Environment,...
The aim of this study is to lay bare pre-service primary school teachers' perception of "physics" through metaphors. The study was realized with the participation of 38 freshmen pre-service teachers taking General Physics at a public university. Data of the study were obtained with participants filling the blanks in the following sentence: "In my opinion physics is like a/an … because …" The study was designed in phenomenological method, which is one of the qualitative...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Comprehension, Physics, Figurative...
Representations are fundamental tools to support argumentation in science learning. However, little is known about how preservice science teachers (PSTs) with different argumentation understandings view and use representations in argumentation. Therefore, the purpose of this case study was to explore the views and practices of PSTs' use of representations for argumentation purposes. The participants were six graduate students enrolled in an argumentation course in a northeastern university in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Persuasive Discourse, Case Studies, Student...
This study examined the relationship between self-concept, attitude of the students towards mathematics, and math achievement. Also, this study investigated the influence of study habits on achievement; study habits on attitude of students to mathematics. The influence of gender and self-concept and study habit group on achievement and attitude towards mathematics were separately investigated. The method adopted was correlation design. Two hundred (200) Senior Secondary School 2 students (Male...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction,...
The increase of intense pressures to ensure long-term education reforms have created a challenge for school leaders as they direct and nurture the abilities of others. The purpose of this research was to understand and describe suburban elementary principals' practices and perceptions as change leaders related to capacity building through the leadership categories of setting directions, developing people, redesigning the organization, and managing the instructional program and subsequently how...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Principals, Suburban Schools, Capacity Building, Elementary Schools, Administrator...
Asking students to raise their hands is a time-honored feedback mechanism in education. Hand raising allows the teacher to assess to what extent a concept has been understood, or to see where the class stands on a particular issue, and then to proceed with the lesson accordingly. For many types of questions, as the evidence here demonstrates, the tally from a public show of hands misrepresents the true knowledge or preferences of the class. The biases are predictable and systematic....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Audience...
In this study, the use of concept mapping as a method to prepare for high fidelity simulated learning experiences was investigated. Fourth year baccalaureate nursing students were taught how to use concept maps as a way to prepare for high fidelity simulated nursing experiences. Students prepared concept maps for two simulated experiences including; 1. caring for patients with diabetes, and, 2. caring for patients with heart failure. Simulated learning experiences were video recorded and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Concept Mapping, Nursing Education, Simulated Environment, Nursing Students,...
This study examines the impact of implementing the professional development program, Keeping Learning on Track (KLT), on teaching and learning in a rural school in a Midwestern state. KLT was a program developed by Dylan William and his colleagues at the Educational Training Service and published by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). Teachers and administrators in the district were surveyed after using the KLT model for one to two years to determine the effectiveness of the program on...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Faculty Development, Instructional Improvement, Rural Schools, Teacher Surveys,...
Professors use various strategies to improve learning. To explore what professors perceived as critical aspects of engaging instruction, we conducted a qualitative case study with seven professors in the United States. Data was collected through individual face-to-face interviews. The conversations were audio-taped and transcribed verbatim. The analyses of the transcriptions were conducted using the constant comparative method. Findings from the study varied. Yet, participants agreed that an...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Faculty, Educational Practices, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Learner...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate how the five variables that measure servant leadership (Altruistic Calling, Emotional Healing, Persuasive Mapping, Organizational Stewardship, and Team Learning) impact on teachers' perception of principal Wisdom. Participants were from fifteen moderate-need elementary schools located in southern New York State counties. One hundred and sixty-two teachers responded to a 36 item survey instrument. A structural equation model was used to evaluate which of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Principals, Leadership Qualities,...
In this brief report, we examine whether students' (N = 230) willingness to help individuals in distress (altruism) would be augmented after viewing Secure Attachment Messages (SAM) during lecture in a college racism course. Students were presented with SAM in alternating weeks as part of the PowerPoint presentation slides. In each of the weeks, their likelihood of engaging in altruistic behaviors was assessed using hypothetical scenarios and a student response system, Top Hat Monocle. We...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Altruism, Helping Relationship, Attachment Behavior, Lecture Method, Racial Bias,...
This article examines the impact of the fiscal recovery policies stemming from the 2007-09 economic recession and the implementation of the 2011 New York State Property Tax Levy Cap on the budgets of school districts located within a Long Island, New York suburban township. The research basis of this paper is based on two studies conducted by the New York State Council of School Superintendents and the New York State Council of School Business Officials and data collected from the Office of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Suburban Schools, Economic Factors, Taxes,...
The purpose of this study was to examine how graduate students with undergraduate majors in arts, humanities, and social sciences perceived individualized consideration, Student-Professor Engagement in Learning (SPEL), intellectual stimulation, and student deep learning, and how these variables predict effective teaching. A sample of 251 graduate students responded to a survey posted in two professional associations, and four universities in the United States and other countries. A structural...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Art Education, Humanities, Social Sciences, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student...
This article reports on findings from a multiple case study investigating the nature of educators' approaches toward monitoring English language learners' (ELLs) performance and using data to improve instruction and apply appropriate interventions. Six New York elementary schools where ELLs' performance was better than predicted (i.e. odds-beating) based on student assessment data were studied. The analysis revealed that several strategies were common among the schools studied and were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Elementary Schools, Elementary...
Lifelong learning skills have been shown to benefit students during and after college. This paper discusses the use of the Effective Lifelong Learning Inventory (ELLI) in a first-year composition course. Reflective writing assignments and pre- and post-semester ELLI data were used to assess student growth as lifelong learners over the course of a semester. Statistically significant gains in lifelong learning dimensions were made by students in the study as compared to those in a control group...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Lifelong Learning, Academic Achievement, Freshman Composition, College English,...
Introduction and Background: Colleges and universities have an obligation to educate graduate students who demonstrate civic literacy and who can engage in civic inquiry and action. Service-learning and community engagement courses are highly effective in developing civic-mindedness. Graduate professional programs may have additional reasons for focusing on development of civic mindedness. The purpose of this paper is 1) to measure the development of civic-mindedness increased in a cohort of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Citizenship Education, Physical Therapy, Graduate Students, Service Learning, Likert...
Two sections of a college discrete mathematics class were taught using cooperative learning techniques throughout the semester. The 33 students attending these sections were randomly assigned into groups of three. Their final examination consisted of an individual and group blended examination where students worked in their groups and discussed questions, but each student had a different version of the examination and their own questions to answer. Afterwards, students were given a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Models, Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning, Questionnaires, Mathematics...
This article discusses the use of ePortfolios in interdisciplinary online adult degree programs at two universities. Whereas one university uses the ePortfolio only in a capstone course, the other institution introduces the ePortfolio in an introductory course that focuses on goal setting and then has students add content to the ePortfolio in the final course of their program of study. Additionally, one institution implemented the ePortfolio for assessment purposes, while the other did not. The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Portfolios (Background Materials), Interdisciplinary Approach, Goal Orientation,...
An ePortfolio Assessment Institute (AI) structured as a faculty development opportunity was undertaken to increase faculty confidence in teaching and assessing ePortfolios and to collect reliable data about student performance on four learning outcomes associated with an institutionwide ePortfolio initiative. Faculty raters participated in the two-day AI and received more than a day of training to use a summative rubric consistently. Faculty were asked to rate their own confidence in teaching...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Electronic Publishing, Portfolio Assessment, Faculty Development, Data Collection,...
ePortfolios are embedded into several degree programs at Charles Sturt University in Australia to maximize the value of ePortfolio purposes for students working in or towards a profession. ePortfolio design has been embedded into a Master of Education curriculum for five years. Graduates of this degree program are classroom teachers, and some have leadership positions in education. The aim of this article is to report findings of a research project investigating continued use of the Master of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Portfolios (Background Materials), Technology Uses in Education, Masters Programs,...
We describe the ePortfolio delivery of a mindset intervention to college students. In Study 1, 38 underrepresented ethnic minority (URM) students who were enrolled in a summer research program completed a mindset intervention as a worksheet (n = 17) or as an ePortfolio (n = 21). Students who completed ePortfolios were more likely than students who completed worksheets to demonstrate conceptual mastery, describe a shift in mindset, and describe personal grit. In Study 2, students in an...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Self Concept, Portfolios (Background Materials), Intervention, Minority Groups,...
The purpose of this study was to examine employers' perceptions of the effectiveness of employment electronic portfolios (ePortfolios) when evaluating potential job candidates. For the purpose of this study, ePortfolios were defined as a collection of electronic files that demonstrates one's qualifications, abilities, and experiences that are applicable to the workplace. Eighty-five recruiters completed a survey about their perceptions of the use of ePortfolios. Independent sample t tests were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Employer Attitudes, Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials),...
The basis of this exploratory research was to study the benefits of using accessible media to enhance students from Hispanic origin with sensory disabilities' reading skills. A mixed method was used to explore the results of the use of captions and description in educational audiovisual content to enhance reading by increasing the vocabulary of students who are sensory disabled (Deaf-D/Hard of Hearing-HH or Visually Impaired-VI/Blind-B) and to motivate them to read by accessing media material....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Hispanic American Students, Reading Skills, Mixed Methods Research, Visual...
This ethnographic case study follows two urban immigrant students in their yearlong journey in an urban science classroom where the first two pedagogic tools of reality pedagogy (cogenerative dialogue and co-teaching) were implemented. This study examines the role reality pedagogy plays in the science classroom for these two students, while focusing on their social capital and how distributed cognition is used to frame understanding. The three emergent themes that were generated and observed...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Urban Areas, Immigrants, Ethnography, Case Studies, Science...
This research has been carried out to investigate the relation between social media usage of secondary school students and their perceived human values. The population of the research consisted of 1952 students, of which 48% were female and 52% were male, 7th and 8th grade students attending secondary schools in central Adiyaman in 2014-2015 academic years. Nine secondary schools were selected randomly. Data for the research were collected through "Human Values Scale" developed by...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Secondary School...